Hong Kong Hotel Quarantined Due to Swine Flu Case
Oh noes. Here comes the first report of a hotel completely sealed off because a guest staying there has been diagnosed with swine flu. Seriously. An entire hotel is under quarantine for seven days.
BBC News reports:
About 300 people at a Hong Kong hotel have been placed under quarantine after a guest there became China's first confirmed swine flu case.
The 25-year-old man, who is now in hospital after testing positive for the virus, had travelled from Mexico via Shanghai, Hong Kong's leader said. Local TV footage showed police wearing masks guarding the hotel exits.
Guh. Can you even imagine being sealed up in your hotel for seven days? Talk about hotel hell.
The Mexican man who was diagnosed with the virus sought treatment at a hospital on Thursday evening, and his hotel The Metropark Hotel is now under a seven-day quarantine, and Tamiflu had been given to the 200 guests and 100 staff inside.